9pm | $8.00 day of show
SNAP! is the brainchild of Ms. Coco Madrid, originally ignited by the musical talents and tastes of DJs Palmer "Freaky Outty" Auty and Chip "Colin Jones" Brokaw in 2007. Spawned in the dingy nooks of Branx in Portland, Oregon, the night was born out of the ferocious, crate-digging appetites of Palmer and Chip, alongside the need to establish a party for people to appreciate the early to mid-90s sounds of hip-hop, house, RnB, and bass-heavy club remixes that were in desperate need of dusting off. The music collections of Freaky Outty and Colin Jones were ready to be released upon the masses, an antithesis from the oppressive, thuggish aesthetic dominating Top 40 airwaves at the time. An arsenal of vibrant, jazzy, afro-centric, uplifting, and joyful club bangers had been amassed and was ready to resuscitate a youthful feeling of nostalgia amongst clubbers in Portland and beyond.
Fast-forward 2012: SNAP! is an institution. Having moved out of the confines of Branx and into the limelight of Holocene, one of Portland's most prestigious and popular nightclubs, the night has amassed popularity beyond capacity, powered by the razor-sharp turntablist antics and exclusive edits of Doc Adam (PDX -- Ante Up, Crossfaded Bacon) alongside the unimpeachably deep crates of Colin Jones (PDX -- Big Green Jones Show).
9pm | $10.00 day of show
From its humble beginnings in 2002 as a small birthday party for a few friends, Booty Bassment has grown into one of California's best dance parties. Veteran DJs Dimitri Dickinson and Ryan Poulsen have turned this night into a success with monthly installments in San Diego, San Francisco, and Portland.
8:30pm | FREE!
Portland singer-songwriter and drummer Coco Columbia fuses infectious indie-pop melodies, dreamy eyed electro-soul soundscapes and jazz improvisation to create her own unique brand of bumpin' space age electro-pop.
6:30pm | $20.00 advance $20.00 day of show
Since 1992, SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) has been pairing caring, adult volunteers with children in need of reading support and books to take home and keep. SMART volunteers read one-on-one with students weekly during the school year, modeling a love of reading and building children's reading skills and self-confidence in a positive, child-driven environment. Lyrics for Literacy is a 21+ event.
6:30pm | $10.00 advance $12.00 day of show
Originally conceived as a frenetic side-project founded by members of Thursday, Glassjaw and Converge, United Nations' membership and ideology have evolved into a full-time flagship for incendiary chaos. Their line-up overhauled to include members of acclaimed screamo group Pianos Become The Teeth, United Nations have become a perpetual lightning rod for controversy, confusion, and contempt -- in other words, they have become one of the most promising punk bands in North America. Now, the enigmatic supergroup have returned with the long-awaited follow-up to their self-titled 2008 debut -- and their first new recordings since 2010's highly sought-after "Never Mind The Bombings, Here's Your Six Figures" 7" on Deathwish Inc. Featuring material recorded between the spring of 1981 and the fall of 2016, The Next Four Years picks up where "Never Mind The Bombings" left off, expanding on their already caustic sound with an even greater sense of urgency and aggression. It's a furious homage to the pioneers of punk, and a scorching critique on the current state of "punk." It is the most cathartic music of their mysterious career, and unquestionably some of the most vital heavy music released this year.
MERCURY LIVING is an ever-mutating psychedelic industrial trance centered around K. Keays and J. Kudo (ORA ISO, MODRA), with the most recent incarnation featuring N. Chiericozzi (DREAM POLICE, THE MEN). Incorporating mangled consumer electronics, homemade and repurposed trash, squealing reeds and convulsing oscillators, alongside monolith guitars and tense, circular rhythms, they misuse anything possible to feed a slow-burn internal panic. Inspired by a large cross-section of musical deformity from the past few decades, especially early Skullflower and late Ramleh, Chrome, No Trend, Masonna, Suicide and Maurizio Bianchi, they aim to dispense with the tired 'transgressive' cliches of industrial culture, in favor of a terror and disorientation more constant and keenly felt in the void of everyday waking and dreaming.
10pm | $7.00 day of show
The Jersey Club movement is being hailed by music authorities like FADER and Vice as the next big wave in dance music. Thankfully, this movement has already found its queen to guide it into the future. UNiiQU3, along with her Jersey Club counterparts like DJ Sliink and Nadus, is shaping the sound and exposing it to a wider audience. Her reign began as a sought-after vocalist in the club scene, but she has recently solidified herself as one of the most capable producers in the game. Stereogum.com referred to her 2014 Lit City Trax release The New Klassiks as "unparalleled party music". As a DJ, UNiiQU3 is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser who moves effortlessly from hard-hitting bass music to current and classic hip-hop and r&b. Stay tuned for her upcoming debut project of original music in late-2014.